Amy Temperley: Founder, Aging is Cool
Living life to the full, at any age, has been a challenge recently. To put it mildly. But if Covid has taught us anything, it is that some of life's simplest pleasures are what make life itself worth living. Therein lies a metaphor for healthy aging. Physical fitness, social contact and an active mind go a long way towards helping us live longer and better. They are also central to the ideals of Aging is Cool, a Texas-based company that helps people over fifty stay active and engaged as they age.
- Targeting healthy, active aging and coming up with the idea for Aging is Cool
- Realizing that aging can be positive, celebrating a robust zest for life and it is okay to get older.
- Is there a benchmark for becoming old
- Anti-aging versus finding a sense of purpose in life.
- Building a company focussed on mind and body training for older adults
- A Mighty Good Time - a one-stop-shop and mostly virtual resource for adults aged 50+
- Over fifty - is there a mindset change?
- Reducing social isolation through involvement in a community
- The value of friendship and forging new relationships
- Social interaction post Covid and find new joy-inducing pastimes. How making stuff can be fun.
- Advocacy for the benefits of a healthy, aging population.
- Breaking out of Covid, socializing more and multi-generational friendships.
- Morning rituals that include caring for dogs.
- Finding those things that make life worth living - "embracing the things you love rather than lamenting what you've lost."